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News Briefs: Gellibrand drops out; MSNBC host sorry; Taylor Swift and Equality Act; Nurse gets support

Kirsten Gellibrand drops out of Presidential primary

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is the latest Democratic candidate to announce that she has ended her bid for the 2020 presidential race, becoming the seventh Democratic candidate to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.

Gellibrand, one of President Donald Trump’s fiercest critics, was polling at 1 percent recently.

“Today, I am ending my campaign for president. I am so proud of this team and all we’ve accomplished. But I think it’s important to know how you can best serve,” she wrote in a Twitter post on Aug. 28.

She had been criticized for positions that were outside the mainstream of even the Democrat party and struggled to poll more than 1 percent.

MSNBC host apologizes for false claims

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said that he made “an error in judgment” to talk on-air about a claim about President Donald Trump that had a single source.

O’Donnell had accused the president of having Russian billionaires as co-signers to business loans.

“Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process,” O’Donnell said in a statement on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

“I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air.”

Taylor Swift throws support behind radical ‘Equality Act’

Taylor Swift roused her fan base to support the Equality Act on Monday night’s Video Music Awards (VMA) and got a response from the counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway.

The words “Equality Act” were lit up above the 29-year-old performer. She was clearly showing her support of the Equality Act legislation that would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Conway, while saying the administration supports equality, is against what it views as punitive punishment against citizens .

The Act would empower the federal government to impose civil and criminal punishments on citizens who disagree with sexual orientation and gender identity ideology. The law would even provide a speech code with fines and worse for those who do not use the preferred pronouns of  people with gender dysphoria – or gender confusion as it is described by the psychiatrists.

Trump administration sides with pro-life nurse

On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it’s issuing a notice of violation after a medical center in Vermont forced a nurse to violate her conscience by assisting with an abortion.

The HHS said its Office of Civil Rights (ORC) is giving the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMC) located in Burlington, Vermont, 30 days to change its policies after it broke the law by forcing a Catholic nurse to assist in an elective abortion over the nurse’s conscience-based objections.

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